Janet McDonald: The Original Project Girl

Front Cover
Scarecrow Press, Nov 24, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 160 pages
0 Reviews
Much has been written about the state of Black adolescence_often from a sociological point of view situating Black teens in an at-risk category. However, through her characters, young adult author Janet McDonald (1954-2007) presents the wide range of adolescent life. McDonald especially presents to readers the multifarious views of society in relation to the self-efficacious drive of urban teens to rise above their circumstances by any means necessary. Janet McDonald: The Original Project Girl is a bio-critical study of McDonald and her work as it relates to the contributions she has made to the genre of teen fiction. It explains McDonald's profoundly realistic fiction, which holds wide appeal for teens in search of answers to the coming of age mystery. Catherine Ross-Stroud, in her study of McDonald's works and interviews with the author, has put together a comprehensive resource that will be a useful research tool.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Humble Beginnings
1
Project Girl
19
A Literary Journey of Discovery
35
Brother Hood and Harlem Hustle
55
Girls of Color
75
Answering the Call
93
Chapter Seven I Write Stories with Happy Endings
109
Epilogue
117
References
119
Index
129
About the Author
137
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)

Catherine Ross-Stroud is assistant professor of Language Arts and Literacy at Cleveland State University.

Bibliographic information